APJ Abdul Kalam

  • Collegium wanted Madras HC judge in SC panel despite adverse IB report 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Yet another appointment of a judge has put the Supreme Court collegium in the dock. The details of appointment of a Madras High Court judge Justice N Kannadasan reveal that his name was rejected by the Atal Bihari Vajapyee government in 2003 but the SC collegium insisted on...
  • Take efforts to bring down mortality rate: Abdul Kalam July 12, 2014

    Coimbatore: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday urged the medical fraternity to take efforts to bring down the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), which was comparatively high in India. "High MMR which is preventable represents violation of women's rights," Kalam, said during an interactive session held at Womens Centre. ...
  • Abdul Kalam motivates IIT students, calls for bridging rural-urban divide June 6, 2014

    Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Thursday stressed on bridging rural-urban divide in the world and said fruits of growth must reach every section of society. "Inequality between rural and urban population in the world must be removed. Equal distribution of resources will help in bridging the poor-rich divide and it is...
  • Innovation is born out of cultural excellence: Abdul Kalam May 24, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday said that innovation comes from cultural excellence and when an individual or a nation contrives to fulfil the dream with calculated risks. "Innovation is born out of the cultural excellence. This excellence is a process when an individual or a nation contrives...
  • Convergence of technologies needed to fight cancer, says Kalam April 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday expressed concern over the rising number of cancer cases in Jammu and Kashmir and said there was a need to have convergence of various technologies to fight such diseases. "There has been a rise in cases of cancer in Kashmir and it remains...
  • Creative leaders to play key role in attaining developed India: Kalam April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Creative leaders will be the key to attain an economically developed and prosperous India by 2030, former President APJ Abdul Kalam said on Saturday. Addressing students at the third Annual Commerce Convention of Delhi University, Kalam said that a creative leader is the one who not only has...
  • Those who create ruckus in Parliament are not heroes: Kalam February 14, 2014

    Chandrapur: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday said that those who disrupt proceedings in the Parliament are not "heroes", but the "real heroes" are those who get their things done silently. "Those who create disruptions in the Parliament are not heroes. But those who get their things done silently are...
  • PM outlines science R and D projects with an outlay of Rs 9K crore February 3, 2014

    Jammu: In major boost to scientific research and development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday announced projects including a National Mission on High Performance Computing and a Neutrino-based Observatory in Tamil Nadu with an outlay of about Rs. 9,000 crore. Asserting that government has invested in several areas to ensure that...
  • Kalam urges youth to become free-thinking January 26, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Asking youths to give up servitude mentality and become free-thinking, former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday said the Indian society needs to be reformed using reason, advancing knowledge through scientific method and opposing superstition and intolerance. "It is time Indian youth emerge out of the servitude mentality and stand...
  • Malfunctioning of EVMs: Kalam returns, then comes back to vote December 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam was among a large number of voters in several constituencies in Delhi who on Wednesday faced problems in exercising their franchise because of malfunctioning of EVMs. As the electronic voting machine did not function properly, Kalam, who had gone to a polling booth at...
  • Google shows PoK as part of Pakistan, Government issues notice November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday said it has issued a notice to Internet search giant Google for depicting Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir as part of Pakistan. "Any wrongful depiction of Indian map and its boundaries is liable for action under the India Information Technology Act. Google has been asked to immediately correct this inaccuracy,"...
  • UP: There should be logic behind ASI's excavation in Unnao, says Kalam October 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam said there must be some logical conclusion behind the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavating gold at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work was taking place on a mound near a Shiva temple...
  • 'Despite potential, India did not get its place in the world': Advani September 27, 2013

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Friday said that despite having potential India did not get the place in the world where it was supposed to be even after long years of Independence. "The country could not achieve the place in the world which it should have," Advani said at a...
  • Twin-tracked development programme needed for India: Kalam September 25, 2013

    Kollam: India needs to implement a twin-tracked development programme if it aims to bring in rural prosperity that ensures employment potential and holistic socio-economic progress, former President APJ Abdul Kalam said on Wednesday. The main was PURA - Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas - which has to be supplemented with...
  • Need to have sophisticated radars in critical areas: Kalam July 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday stressed the need for having sophisticated radars installed in critical areas to predict exact rainfall and forewarn about the calamity of Uttarakhand magnitude. "We must have polarimetric radar and Doppler radar in critical areas such as Uttarakhand as they will help...
  • Nalanda University project takes major step forward May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major step towards realising the ambitious Nalanda International University, coming up in Rajgir in Bihar, an international jury has selected the architectural design of an Ahmedabad-based firm for the varsity. The design of Ahmedabad-based company Vastu Shilpa Consultants was selected by a jury that comprised top...
  • What is wrong if Azam is frisked, asks UP minister April 28, 2013

    Bulandshahr: Taking a different stand from his party, Uttar Pradesh minister Devender Gupta on Saturday said there was nothing wrong if his cabinet colleague Azam Khan was frisked at a US airport. The UP minister for solar energy said that even former President APJ Abdul Kalam was frisked in 2012...
  • Need to bridge gap between rural, urban: Kalam April 19, 2013

    Mohali: The gap between urban and rural should be bridged for overall development of the country, former President and 'Missile Man of India' APJ Abdul Kalam said on Thursday. Addressing engineering students of Chandigarh University during a convocation ceremony at Landran near here, Kalam said development of rural areas was the...
  • APJ Abdul Kalam to teach students of IIM-Shillong March 6, 2013

    Shillong: Former president APJ Abdul Kalam will teach students of the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong a course titled "Societal transformation bio-technology and its application". "I am a teacher. As a professor, wherever knowledge takes me, I go. I like meeting young people and I would like to contribute to their knowledge,"...
  • Kalam for India-US-Israel task force to fight terror January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: India can adopt 'never forget and never forgive' attitude of the US and Israel in tracking terrorists, former President APJ Abdul Kalam has said, suggesting that the three countries come together with an integrated task force to defeat their threats. Kalam said the experience of the US and...
  • Missiles, rockets used to cover up N-test preparations: Kalam January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: India had launched a series of missiles, rockets and dropped experimental bombs to divert attention of "snoopers" before conducting the 1998 nuclear tests, APJ Abdul Kalam, considered the father of India's missile programmee, said on Thursday. These well-planned measures were taken to "divert the attention of snoopers" two days...
  • Small libraries at home inculcates reading habit January 14, 2013

    Salem: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam today suggested that all families should have a small library in their homes with a minimum of 10 books to encourage the reading habit in children. "Everybody should have a small library with a minimum of 10 books in their homes to inculcate the reading...
  • PM to announce science and technology policy at congress January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will announce the country's fourth science and technology policy at the inaugural session of the Indian Science Congress beginning in Kolkata from Thursday. Giving the information, West Bengal Governor and chairman of the host committee of the Indian Science Congress MK Narayanan said that President Pranab...
  • Work for poor, bring smile to people: Kalam to medicos December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Exhorting medical fraternity to constantly strive towards working for the poor, former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Thursday sought more research in the medicine especially in finding a cure for AIDS and for creating low cost healthcare. Delivering Annual Oration Lecture at Maulana Azad Medical College, Kalam stressed on...
  • Anna's route will bring powerful anti-corruption law: Kalam December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Tuesday said social activist Anna Hazare's route is definitely going to bring a very powerful law on anti-corruption. "I believe that Anna Hazare route is definitely going to bring us a very powerful law on anti-corruption one day. But there is no place...
  • Tamil actor Vivek celebrates his birthday on Nov 19 November 20, 2012

    Vivek celebrated his birthday on November 19, on the sets of the film 'Killadi'. Director A Venkatesh, actor Bharath, producer Chandrasekar and others wished him. "I don't have any big birthday plans since I have shooting today. I will take my family for a dinner in the evening," said the actor. Asked...
  • India has plans to produce 20,000 MW of N-power: Kalam November 3, 2012

    Beijing: India plans to produce about 20,000 mega watt of nuclear power keeping safety features in mind, former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday said as he certified the Kudankulam atomic plant as safe. "India has plan to produce 20,000 mega watt of nuclear power. It is important because it...
  • China proposes space collaboration with India November 2, 2012

    Beijing: China on Friday rolled out a red carpet to "Missile man" and ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam on his first visit to the country, proposing a joint collaboration for a space solar power mission with India and inviting him to teach at the prestigious Peking University here. In a surprise...
  • Chennai: Cancer survivors' date with Rose Day September 24, 2012

    Chennai: Not many people will receive a call from a former president of the country. But patients and staff at the Paterson Cancer Centre were on cloud nine when they received a call from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who spoke to them, congratulating the team and blessing the patients. The...
  • Achieving Vision 2020 is a small target: Kalam September 18, 2012

    Hyderabad: Visual impairment in India has gone down by just 10 percent in the last six years and blindness has reduced by only 12 percent, according to a survey conducted by the World Health Organisation. More than 450 million in India require vision correction, of which 100 million do not...